Laura Goodson Beal
Mrs. Laura Goodson Beal, age 78, of the Brian Center, Lincolnton and formerly of Lincolnton died Sunday, December 30, 2012.
Her funeral will be 12 noon Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Setzer and Rev. Ken Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral at Macedonia Baptist Church.
Mrs. Beal was born July 9, 1934 in Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late Lilburn Kenneth and Ethel Ballard Goodson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jerrell Beal; a brother, Ray Goodson; and a sister, Mary Lee Goodson Keener. She retired as a bookkeeper in the banking industry.
Mrs. Beal is survived by one son, Myron Beal of Lincolnton; two daughters, Patti Beal of Maiden and Chandra Beal Holbrooks and husband, Chris of Denver; three sisters, Mildred Goodson Ramsey of Raleigh, Joy Keever Hager of Lincolnton and Alice Jean Goodson Beidleman of Concord; two grandchildren, Grace Holbrooks and Caden Holbrooks.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 5286 Highway 150, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Beal family.
Craig P. ‘Buddy’ Gates Jr.
Mr. Craig P. “Buddy” Gates Jr., age 56, of Lincolnton died unexpectedly.
A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating.
Mr. Gates was born November 22, 1956 in Gaston County to Nadine Motz Gates and the late Craig P. Gates Sr. He worked in construction.
He is survived by his wife, Tamie Gates of Lincolnton; a son, Magan Gates of Lincolnton; mother, Nadine Gates of Lincolnton; a sister, Libbie Gates of Lincolnton; and three brothers, Roger Gates, Mark Gates, and Robert Gates.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gates family.
Richard Steven Poole
IRON STATION — Graveside service with military honors for Richard Steven Poole, 67, was held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Mr. Poole died Sunday, December 23, 2012. Born in Charlotte, he was a son of the late Lawrence Richard and Bobbie Bumgardner Poole. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was employed by the N.C. Department of Transportation and was owner of a logging and timber company.
Surviving are his children, Shane Poole (Jessica) of Stanley, Stephanie Phillips (Christopher) of Lincolnton, Sherry Taylor of Stanley, David Pope of Iron Station; five grandchildren, Matthew Poole, Gavin Phillips, Shelby Poole, Dillon Taylor, Natalie Pope; and a brother, Donald Poole (Linda) of Iron Station. He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche Dellinger Poole and a brother, Ronald Poole.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, S.C., assisted the family.
Weldon Bryan Lowrance, 53, of Claremont died December 28, 2012.
Funeral services will be held today at11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Claremont. Burial will follow at Conover City Cemetery with military graveside honors. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Lowrance family.
George Monroe Herman
George Monroe Herman, 73, of Newton died December 28, 2012.
Funeral services will be held today at12 noon at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. The family will receive friends today from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Herman family.
Yvonne Elizabeth Whisnant Cline, 83, of Shelby died December 28, 2012.
The family received friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. December 30, 2012 at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. Funeral Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, Lawndale. Burial will be in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the family.
Ernest Darrell Rudisill
Ernest Darrell Rudisill, 74, of Lincolnton died December 29, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. January 1, 2013 at the Spirit Life Church of God in Lincolnton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends January 1, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Rudisill family.
John Harrelson, 87, of Charlotte died December 29, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at Newell Baptist Church, Charlotte on January 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow the service in the Newell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. in the church sanctuary prior to the funeral.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Harrelson family.
Altonia Mae Beam Skinner
Altonia Mae Beam Skinner, 99, of Cherryville died December 28, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. January 2, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Skinner family.
Patsy ‘Pat’ Goins Hood
Patsy “Pat” Goins Hood, 79, of Gastonia, formerly of Cherryville, died December 29, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Cherryville on January 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow the service in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends January 1, 2013 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Hood family.